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7th January
2009
written by Sean Noble

When big things happen very rarely, it’s generally considered historic.  I think the lunch today in the White House with three former Presidents (Carter, Bush I, Clinton) the current President and the President-elect is pretty darn cool.  The last time all living former presidents were at the White House together was in 1981.  Think about that.  It’s been about 27 years. 

Being the political junkie that I am, I’d have loved to been a fly on the wall.  Too bad Nixon’s recorder wasn’t still around… (did I just say that out loud?)

Update: A couple people have or have seen pictures of Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and Bush together in 1991 in what appears to be the Oval office.  While I can’t be certain it’s not the Oval office, I believe it is a picture of the five in the replica Oval Office at the opening of the Reagan Library in Simi Valley in 1991.  Here is a picture from that day of the Presidents outside the Library:

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The old firm … presidents George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon at the opening ceremony of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on November 4, 1991. Photo: Reuters/Gary Cameron

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4 Comments

  1. Reed
    07/01/2009

    It is historic, although I would not of invited Carter, that slimy terrorist hugging dink.

  2. Ann
    07/01/2009

    The video looked as if the other 4 agreed with Reed. Regardless, it was very cool!

  3. Ryan
    07/01/2009

    I can’t believe they didn’t invite me. See if I invite them when I’m president.

  4. Doug
    08/01/2009

    I Have a photo of Nixon,Ford,Carter,Reagan,Bush hanging in my office. It says 1991 and looks like the oval office??

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